I'm about to buy a new midicontroller keyboard, however to switch between my articulations of the same instrument I am using the "midi select" method of setting the miditrack to omni and assigning each note to the correct midi channel manually or chunkwise. I don't use separate tracks for each articulation. To me, the flute track is where the flute is. Peroid.
Previously, with HW sound modules, each track in the seq was set to a specific MIDI channel, and switching the selection to another track thus automatically redirected the keystrokes to the correct recieveing source. But with samples and many articulations of the same instrument - all determined by the sender channel and not the sequencer redirection - this may be more complicated.
Since I live in a small hick town I have difficulties of testing hands on, I need to know if a USB hooked up midikeyboard will be able to "send" to the correct midi channel of my sampleplayer, if the selected track in my seq is set to omni.
I'm told that in many instances this may not work as planned and I should be careful. My keyboards of interest are what most of us looks at for general usage and a < $1000 budget so besides the above functionality there are no other immediate concerns.
What are your experiences about this kind of MIDI sending needs?
Thanks for any feedback